Traders, students stranded as Kano tricycle riders begin strike over N8k levy | TheCable
Tricycle operators in Kano, on Monday, began a seven-day strike to protest the registration levy imposed by the Kano Road Traffic Agency...
Traders, students stranded as Kano tricycle riders begin strike over N8k levy Author: Jesupemi Are January 10, 2022 8:34 PM Tricycle operators in Kano, on Monday, began a seven-day strike to protest the registration levy imposed by the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA).Published 8 January 2022 The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi has commiserated with the families and victims of Thursday road crash that occurred around Bagauda Law School, on Kano-Zaria expressway, which claimed 19 lives He also ordered his commanding officers to clamp down on commercial vehicle operators that failed to install the speed limiting device.File photo of fire Daily Trust Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:31:01 GMT The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of one-year-old boy, Sulaiman Usaini, and his mother, 25-year-old Zainab Yusha’u, at Gwarzo Road by Gidan Kaji in Kano.Upon arriving at Gomo, it is exactly a distance of 130 kilometers away from Kano metropolis.
TheCable understands that the tricycle operators embarked on the industrial action to protest the N8,000 levy announced by the state for renewal of registration.The strike left commuters stranded, with many resorting to private cars, buses, taxis, motorcycles, and trucks.Oyeyemi stated this in a statement on Saturday by the Corps Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, titled, ‘Corps Marshal condoles with the families of victims of Kano-Zaria road crash, orders commanding officers to intensify clampdown on speed limit violation.Auwalu Sule, a businessman at Kantin Kwari, the city’s major textile market, told TheCable that some business owners did not open their shops as they could not make it to the market.“We received a distress call at about 07:00a.Advertisement Jamilu Dakata, a private school teacher, also said “many of our pupils could not make it to school, especially those whose parents had no means of acquiring private mobility”.The statement said, “While commiserating with families of the deceased and other victims, Oyeyemi stated that eradicating speed-related crashes from the highways has been the major focus since his assumption of office as the Corps Marshal.Residents with no alternative means of transportation resorted to trekking some kilometres to their destinations.It is believed that the Cholera outbreak, which is not far behind, left an indelible mark on the people of Gomo.
Ali Yakubu, one of the residents, said he decided to trek from Dorayi quarters down to Kwari market after he waited for more than two hours without getting a commercial vehicle to transport him to the market.m,” he said.Advertisement “I had to trek to the market — about four kilometres — and I don’t think I will get a vehicle back to my house in the evening,” he said.The Yusuf Maitama Sule University in the state also had to postpone its examination scheduled for Monday due to the strike.Many students, including those of Bayero University Kano, also missed morning lectures as they found it difficult to get vehicles to take them to the school.“With good effort of our fire personnel, we were able to bring the fire under control so as not to spread to other neighbours’ house,” he stated.“It is a difficult day for us as we have just resumed a new session.However, one may wonder why the about 10,000 population of Gomo residents are forced to depend on just two boreholes as the source of drinking water.
So, we will be waiting here to see if we would be lucky to get a vehicle, maybe commercial or private,” one of the students said.Advertisement Reacting to the industrial action, Babba Danagundi, managing director of KAROTA, said “there is no going back on the renewal of yearly licence payment for tricycles”.Quality journalism costs money.Meanwhile, the development comes months after tricycle operators in the state embarked on a three-day strike to protest the N100 daily tax imposed by the Kano government.The strike,.
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